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Gerda Henkel General Research Grants: Projects

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible.

The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

Application Documents

From now on, it is only possible to apply electronically for the general research grants. The necessary application documents can be uploaded in the electronic application form.

The following documents must be included in an application for a research project (in German or English):

  • description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages)
    • plus bibliography if necessary (in addition to the max. 8 pages
    • at least font size 11 and line spacing 1.5
    • please choose a readable font, e.g. Arial 11 pt. or Times New Roman 12 pt.
  • time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed)
  • detailed cost calculation
    • specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined
    • no college or tuition fees
    • no overhead costs
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s)
  • if needed, curriculum vitae and list of publications of the proposed project participant(s)
  • if needed, academic certificates of the project participant(s) (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

If also a scholarship for the applicant is planned:

  • one letter of recommendation
    • signed personally by the author and sent to the Gerda Henkel Foundation
    • signed version by email (gutachten@gerda-henkel-stiftung.de) or fax is accepted
    • possibility to submit more than one letter of recommendation
  • academic certificates of the applicant (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)
  • please take note of our criteria regarding the applications for a research scholarship: Continue

Please do not additionally send the documents by email or postal mail.

Payment

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1,600 euros

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

The family grant is awarded for children who have not yet turned 18.

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 400 euros

Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research scholarships for postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

The family grant is awarded for children who have not yet turned 18.

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 575 euros

Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research scholarships after post doctoral lecture qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

The family grant is awarded for children who have not yet turned 18.

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 775 euros

Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.

Important note on submitting applications

Please take a look at the information provided in this section and under General References. We would of course be happy to assist you should you have any further questions.

Contact Person General Research Grants: Projects

Irene Hofeditz, State examined Business Manager
Project Assistant General Research Grants - Research Projects, Research Scholarships, Publishing Aid - / Fellowships
hofeditz@gerda-henkel-stiftung.de

Application date
Duration
1-24 months
Country
Europe : Germany
Discipline
Humanities : Archaeology, Art & Art History, History
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
€ 2.300 / month (postdocs) ; € 3.100 / month (after postdoc lecture qualification)
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